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What to Do if You Are Subject to a Protective Order

August 12th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Assault

One way Texas responds to allegations of domestic violence is to issue a protective order. This order applies to the alleged abuser and contains a list of conditions that he or she must meet. Receiving a protective order might be confusing. You might have no idea why your partner or relative has ordered one, and […]

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What is a Temporary Order in a League City Divorce?

August 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

A contested divorce can take a long time—more than a year in most situations. It is not unusual for one spouse to move out of the house for the duration of the divorce. What happens to the children? And how do you support them when they aren’t living with you? In a League City divorce, […]

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Perjury versus Aggravated Perjury: What’s the Difference?

August 4th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Some little white lies aren’t so little. Under Texas law, you can face criminal charges for lying under oath, and it’s possible to go to jail if convicted. We see perjury charges often brought with fraud cases, but it’s possible to face perjury charges as a stand-alone offense. Below, our League City criminal defense attorney […]

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What is Resisting Arrest in Houston?

August 4th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Understanding Texas Law

Although struggling with the police might make a good episode of Cops, it’s disastrous for your criminal case. Texas has laws on the books which are designed to punish offenders for refusing to go quietly when police decide to arrest them. Depending on which side of the bed a prosecutor wakes up on, they could […]

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Will You End Up in Jail for Violating Probation?

July 29th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Probation

Violating the conditions of probation is a very serious accusation, and those out on probation need a Houston criminal defense attorney by their side. Depending on the probation you received, you could be sent to jail for years. To keep this from happening, contact Tad Nelson today and schedule a time to meet. Common Probation […]

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Divorce Mistakes that Can Cost You

July 22nd, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

A divorce restores your freedom. When done right, it should also set you up financially for the future. Sadly, many people make simple errors which end up costing them time and money, and they can end up in financial distress. Below, our Galveston family law attorney looks at a few mistakes to avoid. Only Focusing […]

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Houston Man Indicted for Romance Fraud

July 21st, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Fraud

A Houston man was recently indicted for participating in a nationwide romance fraud scheme. The scheme allegedly bilked victims out of millions of dollars from 2014 to 2019 before the defendant, Kenneth Anim, was arrested by federal investigators. If convicted, he could face years in federal prison on charges of illegal wire transfers and money […]

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What to Do if You Are Accused of Rape

July 19th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Sexual Assault

Many people are blindsided by a rape allegation. After all, a majority of allegations involve people who know each other. Maybe you went out on a date with a young woman and became intimate. Or possibly you were drunk at a party and woke up with someone in bed with you. You have no memory of […]

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Food Stamp Fraud in Houston

July 15th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Fraud

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the food stamp program in Texas. In the old days, people received paper stamps to use when buying food. Now, benefits are loaded electronically onto debit cards. But fraud remains the same. It is illegal under Texas Human Resources Code Section 33.011 to seek or obtain benefits you […]

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How Prior Felonies Impact Your Sentence

July 8th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Conviction

Criminal sentencing is sometimes unpredictable. The law gives judges some discretion as to whether to sentence a defendant to jail, as well as the amount of time they will serve. However, certain facts definitely come into play which will guide a judge’s decision. One fact is your criminal history. If you have previous felony convictions, […]

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